Category Archives: Quickstore Torquay

Open Hearts, Open Borders invites you to toy amnesty for Syria on Saturday 14th January

After successfully collecting enough clothes and blankets to fill a shipping container to send to the migrant camp in Calais, Open Hearts, Open Borders are back again, this time collecting toys for the children of Syria.

If you have any excess or unwanted toys after the festive period please feel free to bring them along to your local centre (listed below) on Saturday 14th January. Between 10am and 2pm we’ll be accepting donations of any toys in good, clean and working order. We respectfully ask that you refrain from donating toy guns, computer games, broken toys, or anything that requires batteries.

Devon & Cornwall drop off centres are listed below:open-hearts-open-borders

Exeter Quickstore, Grace Road West EX2 8PU

Plymouth Quickstore, George Place PL1 3NY

Saltash Quickstore, Moorlands Trading Estate PL12 6LX

Torquay Quickstore, Barton Hill Road TQ2 8JH

Egloshayle Church, Egloshayle Road PL27 6AD

All Saints Church, Tresawls Road Highertown TR1 3LD

South Torfrey Farm, Golant Fowey PL23 1LA

 

For more information on drop off times please contact your local centre. You can find out more about Open Hearts, Open Borders by visiting their website, liking them on Facebook or following them on Twitter.

 

Growth at Quickstore Torquay as new face joins the team

traceynewmanQuickstore Torquay is proud to announce a new member of staff has joined the team. Tracey Newman will be on hand to help with the increasing business at the Torquay centre by organising customer payments with our management software after she’s finished her training. Tracey will also be working with unit rentals and coordinating moves to and from units.

Andy Patrick, Quickstore Managing Director, has said: “We have seen a positive number of new rentals since the Brexit decision has been made and now we have the confidence to maintain ongoing investment throughout our business. I was really happy to welcome Tracey to Quickstore and look forward to working with her in the future.”

BBC Breakfast: the Annual Self Storage Industry Survey and what it means for the future

bbc breakfastOn Monday 13th June Rennie Schafer, the CEO of SSA UK (Self Storage Association UK) and Steph McGovern, BBC News Business presenter spoke live to BBC News about the Annual Industry Survey 2016. The survey combines data from the industry with expert knowledge to give a comprehensive oversight of the direction of the industry and any emerging patterns.

Crossing live from a self storage business Steph was asking Rennie Schafer about the industry and what we could learn from the new SSA Annual Survey. Steph also had the chance to open up some storage units from customers, questioning them about why they used self storage.

Leading on from the interest in this BBC Radio Devon contacted our Quickstore Torquay manager, Martin Bignell, the same afternoon to talk about the implications of the SSA UK survey and what can be gleaned from it.

 

Easter Opening Hours 2016

We’d like to inform our customers, clients and visitors that our receptions across all of our Quickstore branches and business centres will be closed on Friday 25th March and Monday 28th March.
If you use a PIN code or a swipe card to gain access to our facilities then your services will not be affected however our receptions will be closed.
If you require any further information please contact your local storage or business centre using their contact numbers here.

The history of the Quickstore Torquay Centre in pictures from 1978 to present day

An old milk bottling plant in Barton Hill Road was demolished in 1978 to make way for the new Herald Express building and their growing newspaper. Construction began in the early 1980s specifically to house the local press. Once construction was complete the Herald Express moved into the building and occupied it until the late nineties, when Quickstore Torquay took over.

The photos below will guide you through the demolition, construction, and final look of what is now our Quickstore Torquay centre.

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Similarly angled, the photos below show the changes in the original building upon completion in the 1980s to the building today.

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QuickStore Torquay undergoes full reception refit

24-hour-accessQuickStore Torquay’s old reception area has been in disarray for a little over 3 weeks now as it’s been being refurbished. The team were excited to hear that thanks to continued growth for the store, the old reception was being converted into more storage space!

The whole reception area will be available with 24-hour access to customers as it’s proving to be a very popular feature! It took 3 weeks to prepare the area, thanks to a large number of internal walls, however now the area will have many units ranging from 25 to 60 square feet. Amazingly the steel work only took 2 days to complete!

The new reception area will be a modern, open space that we’re very much looking forward to showing off to our existing and new customers.

Find out how you can store with 24-hour access in Torquay or contact us for more details.

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Calais Refugee Solidarity give thanks to QuickStore

calais-refugee-donationsThe refugee crisis across Europe has thousands of people vying for the government to support and accept as many refugees as is possible. Action group Calais Refugee Solidarity have been working tirelessly to organise aid for the refugee camp in Calais which has included collecting clothing items that can be distributed in the camp.

Calais Refugee Solidarity collected a vast amount of donations to the cause and were storing them all in a spare bedroom in Torbay! We stepped in to help and provided a free storage unit where the group could hold their donations before they took the trip to the camp.

On Saturday 10th October kind volunteers brought along their cars and helped the team move their donations from the spare bedroom to one of our QuickStore units and the job was finished in no time!

We’re so glad that we could help with this worthy cause and we look forward to hearing all about the trip! You can read more about the donations here, or you can find out how to help!

QuickStore Torquay overrun by alpacas thanks to Torbay schools

Oldway Primary School in Torbay is making waves this summer by heading up a project in local schools with a herd of alpacas. Luckily the creatures are just fibreglass models but they’ve been decorated by schoolchildren and transformed into contemporary works of art for display!

The alpaca trail around Torbay features 35 life-sized models of the animal thanks to The Jolly Roger Model Company in Bovey Tracey. Primary, secondary and special needs schools in the area picked up their models a few weeks ago and excitedly began work designing them.

The leading teacher for art in the Torbay Teaching Alliance, Claire Mitchell, has said: “We wanted to do something to get everyone talking about and enjoying art.” As primary school children in Torbay now study a South American country as part of the curriculum, the alpaca project will fit nicely with their learning too!

Two of the alpacas have been placed in QuickStore Torquay, drawing much interest and attention from customers and visitors alike. The Dali Llama to the left gathered inspiration from renowned surrealist artist Salvador Dali while the alpaca on the right took a turn for the Sci-Fi in Steampunk style.

Alpaca Trail Torbay Quickstore

 

Changes are afoot in Torquay

We’ve been working away on a new Reception area at our Torquay branch for a little while and can confirm that it won’t be long until we’re up and running.

The refurbished area will be three times larger than the previous space and will include a new reception, shop and dedicated section for our Budget vehicle hire.

We’re excited to show you all the finished result when we open on  Monday February 23rd.

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Quickstore welcomes We Buy Any Car to Torquay

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Our Business Centre in Torquay are pleased to welcome one of the UK’s big used-car retail brands, ‘We Buy Any Car’ to our fully serviced offices!

Due to their growing success as a business, We Buy Any Car has expanded into the Torquay area for the first time and the fact that our Business Centre offers flexible office space, together with outdoor storage facilities meant that we were able to deliver exactly what the company was looking for.

So, for anyone in the Torbay area who is looking to sell their vehicle, there is a handy online no-obligation valuation tool available on the We Buy Any Car website . When you’re ready to do so, you simply book an appointment to meet with a vehicle purchaser from the branch right here in Torquay. They will conduct an on-site inspection and help take you through to complete the sale. Easy!

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish We Buy Any Car in Torquay every success!

Welcoming Nomad LED to Torquay

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Nomad LED are a new company offering emission free mobile advertising on large LED Screens. Set up last year by Dave Morris after leaving the RAF the business is quickly building interest via Twitter and local newspapers. His largest screen is currently situated outside our Torquay Self Storage Branch overlooking the busy roundabout outside offering advertising space for local businesses. With his new Eco-MiniAdVan arriving in the next few weeks as well you are sure to see him out and about in the near future.

We’ve just refitted our Torquay reception

Come and check it out! Our Torquay centre is in a fantastic location right by the Hele roundabout in Torquay. You can get a full range of packaging whenever you need it and it’s always in stock. This month we have high quality twin walled archive boxes for only £1.60 ea + VAT and loads of other offers!

This is a picture of Robert Wood and he’s in charge of the Torquay centre, drop in and say hello!

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